The only way a Grant Morrison comic could ever possibly work on television would be if he directly involved – his work is just not in the purview of the average (or even quality) TV writers/producers.
Happy! Was developed by Morrison and Brian Taylor (from the graphic novel by Morrison and Darick Robertson) – who just happens to be one of minds behind the Jason Statham hit Crank. It’s a writing marriage made in every heaven and several of the seven hells.
Syfy has unveiled its Fall and Winter schedule – include premiere dates for its adaptation of Grant Morrision’s graphic novel series Happy! and Alan Tudyk’s web series Con Man.
Happy! follows ex-cop-turned-hitman Nick Sax, an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man — who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse.
Con Man follows the journey of Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk), a washed-up, former sci-fi celebrity who revisits his glory days on the convention circuit.
Premiere dates were also set for season two of Channel Zero: No-End House, season four of Z Nation, season two of Van Helsing, Ghost Wars, superstition and Face Off spin-off Game Face.
Syfy is bringing the Fandemonium to San Diego for Comic-Con 2017 – 15 panels and screenings including: a Battlestar Galactica Reunion; debates – which is better: Star Trek or Star Wars; did Greedo shoot first; panels for new shows Krypton and Happy!, and screenings of a new ep of Blood Drive and the first ep of Channel Zero: No-End House.
Syfy Fan Parties; Superfan nuptials (Orlando Jones makes fans’ dreams come true, as he presides over pop-up nuptials at TBD locations throughout the weekend); Zachary Levi’s annual invitation-only Friday night party!
San Diego Comic-Con 2017 takes place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, during the weekend of July 19 – July 23.
Syfy has greenlit David S. Goyer’s Superman prequel Krypton and Christopher Meloni vehicle Happy! to series – and is developing George R.R. Martin’s science fiction novella Nightflyers.
Krypton sees Kal-el’s grandfather, Seyg-El (Cameron Cuffe) working to restore his family’s honor after it was ostracized.
Happy! follows corrupt alcoholic cop turned hitman Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni) as a job goes horribly wrong and he is joined by ‘a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy’ – that only he can see.
Bobby Moynihan has joined the cast of the Syfy pilot, HAPPY! – providing the voice of the titular blue, winged horse.
HAPPY! follows Nick Sax – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man — who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse.
Syfy has ordered two Grant Morrison projects to be produced by Universal Cable Productions: first: Morrison and Brian Taylor will adapt Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World; second, Morrison and Taylor will adapt Morrison’s graphic novel – created with artist Darick Robertson.
Morrison is best know for his works in comics, with his time on Batman probably being the most famous. Darick Robertson is probably best known for illustrating Warren Ellis’ Transmetropolitan.
Brian Taylor is best known for the films Crank and Gamer.